The News

In August 2012, The Examiner blew the lid off the Syam tax scam, exposing the corrupt company and its staff of swindlers exploiting hundreds of elderly and disabled taxpayers in order to line their own pocketbooks. After intense scrutiny, investigators’ efforts have finally borne fruit.

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The Texas Renaissance Festival opens its gates once again this Saturday, Oct. 11, celebrating 40 years of hearty food, first-class entertainment and old-world charm. The festival has evolved over the past half-century, adding new shops, new shows and most recently constructing a Greco-Roman-style temple for King Midas’ Masquerade Ball celebrations featuring Cirque-du-Soleil-style entertainment, dancers, musicians and aerialists.

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“The past week has been an enormous test of our health system, but for one family it has been far more personal. Today they lost a dear member of their family," Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services, commented on Oct. 8. "They have our sincere condolences, and we are keeping them in our thoughts. The doctors, nurses and staff at Presbyterian provided excellent and compassionate care, but Ebola is a disease that attacks the body in many ways.

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Christopher James Wilcox

Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department have arrested a 29-year-old Beaumont man for his connection to several robberies that have occurred over the past month, BPD reports.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies rounded up 27 suspects with outstanding warrants on Monday, Oct. 6, during an unannounced warrant round-up covering all of Orange County.

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